The Rajkot Test against West Indies created many records for India. The cricketing nation found a new talent in Prithvi Shaw who became the youngest Indian to score a ton on Test debut. He was the 15th Indian and 105th overall to score a century on Test debut. Here are some weirdest statistics or facts on Indian cricketers making a ton on their Test debut.
Lala Amarnath has many firsts to his name. He is the first Indian cricketer to score a ton on Test debut, making him the first batsman ever to score a century for India in Test cricket. He was independent India’s first cricket captain and captained India in the first Test series win against Pakistan in 1952.
5 times Indian players have scored a ton on debut in Tests vs England, the most against any team.
7 Indian players have scored tons on Test debut that has turned out to be the only century of their Test career.
Lala Amarnath, Deepak Shodhan, AG Kirpal Singh, Abbas Ali Baig, Hanumant Singh, Pravin Amre, Suresh Raina are the players who have scored a ton on Test debut and that stands as the only century of their Test career.
2 The two fastest ton on Test debut out of three is held by Indian batsmen. Shikhar Dhawan tops the list scoring a ton (187) off 85 balls, Prithvi Shaw is the latest player in this list with 99 balls.
4 Only 4 times out of 15 that a ton on Test debut by an Indian cricketer has yielded in a win. Surinder Amarnath, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Prithvi Shaw are the four lucky Indian cricketers.
9: 6 Nine tons on Test debut by Indian cricketers have come on home grounds, while six tons have come away from India.
West Indies The last two tons on Test debut by Indian cricketers have come against West Indies. Rohit Sharma scored 177 against WI in 2013 and Prithvi Shaw scored 134 against WI in 2018.
3 Three tons by Indian cricketers on Test debut have come in losses. Lala Amarnath, Abbas Ali Baig, Virender Sehwag’s tons on Test debut ended in a losing cause.
14 players so far have scored a ton on Test debut against India. Keaton Jennings of England was the last player to score a ton on Test debut against India.
5 Five India players have scored a ton on Test debut since the turn of the millennium or in last 18 years. In contrast, only 10 Indian cricketers scored a ton on Test debut from 1933 to end of the millennium.